Welsh running legend Iwan Thomas began the official countdown to the inaugural Healthspan Porthcawl 10K by revealing the bespoke finishers’ t-shirt.

The Healthspan ambassador and track star took to his social media channels to reveal the official race memento that will be waiting for the 4,000 runners on the finish line. The technical t-shirt features the iconic Porthcawl lighthouse set on a navy blue background, with waves breaking around a Porthcawl 10K runner.

World silver medalist Thomas teamed up with the UK’s leading direct vitamins and supplements supplier to raise £2,810 for the race’s lead charity partner Ty Hafan at the Barry Island 10K last year, and he will be embarking on his next fundraising challenge when the sold-out race makes its debut on Sunday 7th July.

The summertime hotspot will host the event on fully closed-roads to allow runners to enjoy sites such as Rest Bay, Trecco Bay, Coney Bay, the picturesque town centre, historic Grand Pavillion and the iconic Porthcawl Lighthouse.

Finishers will also be able to commemorate their 10K achievement with a one-off medal that will be revealed closer to race day.

Run 4 Wales Chief Executive Matt Newman said: “We’re delighted to be able to reveal the first Healthspan Porthcawl 10K t-shirt with the help of sprint king Iwan. The design will celebrate the beginning of a new chapter of distance running in the town as 4,000 participants prepare to flood the streets.

“Our innovative partnership with Healthspan broke new ground last year as more than 60,000 participants at Run 4 Wales events were given a taste of Healthspan’s unrivalled range of quality vitamins and supplements.

“They are proving their commitment to the running boom in Wales by pledging their support to this event, all while raising vital funds for Ty Hafan. And we can’t wait to reveal what he will be getting up to in Porthcawl.”

General entries are sold out, but runners can still get in on the action by running in support of Lead Charity Partner Ty Hafan, or Associated Charity KPC Youth.

To sign up to run for charity or for more information, runners can head over to www.porthcawl10k.co.uk/run-for-charity/.

Pictured: Iwan Thomas’ son Teddy modelling t-shirt.